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Screenprint on Fabriano 5 paper

Paper 55.6 × 40 cm

Edition of 120 plus 20 artist’s proofs

Copy 36

Titled and numbered lower left, signed and dated lower right, recto in pencil


Guide Price: £5,000

Bridget Riley was born in 1931. She studied life drawing at Goldsmith’s School of Art and she regards this as the foundation of her practise as a painter. She acquired her first studio in which she began to explore a vocabulary of abstract shapes – squares, circles, ovals, lines and curves – using the strong contrast of black and white. In 1968 she was awarded the International Prize for Painting at the XXXIV VENICE BIENNALE. She was the first British contemporary painter and the first woman ever to achieve this distinction. She was a founder member of the Charity SPACE – finding and making available low-cost studios for artists. She has recieved many prestigious awards including Commander of the British Empire 1972, Honorary Doctor of the Universities of Oxford 1993 and Cambridge 1995, Companion of Honour 1999, the Preamium Imperiale in 2003 and The Rubens Prize in 2012. Riley continues to exhibit her works across the world.

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Terms and Conditions: Please note all works will be available for collection from Wednesday 17 November 2021 at Freedom from Torture offices, 111 Isledon Road, London N7 7JW. The artwork will be safely stored, free of charge until Friday 17 December 2021. Alternatively, Freedom from Torture can help organise national and international delivery of artworks through a third party, to the winner. The winning bidder will be responsible for all delivery costs and will be invoiced directly by the third party.

Lot No.: EL89-96-00004
Kindly donated by Bridget Riley